Children with Special Health Care Needs
Delaware’s Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs works to improve the well being of children with special health needs.
- Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
- State Council for Persons with Disabilities
- Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council
- Coordinating Council for Children with Disabilities
- State of Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
- Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
- Center for Disabilities Studies
- ContactLifeline for 24 hour emergency support
- Family Voices Delaware Page
- Kids Health: Parents Information Site
- Delaware Department of Education: Special Education
- Delaware Department of Insurance
- Very Special Arts Delaware
- Hearing Loss Association of Delaware, Inc.(HLADE)
- Delaware Recycles Assistive Technology
- Birth to 3 Early Intervention System
- Child Development Watch
- Early Learning Guidelines Preschool
- Early Learning Guidelines Infant / Toddler
- Delaware Central Directory Of Services for Young Children with Special Needs, 2008
- Delaware's Early Childhood Program
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are developmental disabilities that cause substantial impairments in social interaction and communication and the presence of unusual behaviors and interests. Many people with ASDs also have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to different sensations. The thinking and learning abilities of people with ASDs can vary—from gifted to severely challenged. An ASD begins before the age of 3 and lasts throughout a person's life.
Division of Public Health (DPH) maintains a registry for autism surveillance for children through age 18. Annual registration is required to maintain accuracy.
- Asperger's Network of Delaware
- Autism Delaware
- The Lower Delaware Autism Foundation
- Delaware Autism Program for Children - Brennen School
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